Pokémon Go Fest dates, times for online-only 2021 event

Pokémon Go Fest returns this summer season, and like last summer season, it will be an online-only event covering 2 days in July.

The occasion, totally playable from house, will be July 17-18. In a declaration today, Niantic organizers exposed no strategies beyond the occasion dates. However the studio did note that July marks the 5th anniversary of Pokémon Go’s launch. The game became a mainstream news-dominating story over the summer of 2016 — which only seems like 29 long years ago.

Pricing for the event was not mentioned, either. Last year, a $14.99 Pokémon Go Fest Ticket entitled players to participate in the event’s Special Research project, which unlocked Victini. (Previous Fests have introduced Celebi and Jirachi in a similar way.)

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 also launched the Global Challenge Arena and featured run-ins from Team Rocket ne’er-do-wells.

This will be the 5th Pokémon Go Fest; 2017 and 2018’s Fests were kept in Chicago, while 2019’s broadened to consist of Dortmund, Germany, and Yokohama, Japan. The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to move the celebration absolutely online for the very first time in 2015.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.